Monthly Archives: August 2017


Statement about OAP bus passes

Some of our OAP bus pass holders are being contacted by letter this week asking them to return a pass that may have been issued twice. Plymouth City Council has been made aware of a database issue experienced by the bus pass database provider. A glitch in a new automated part of the process has […]


Charles Cross consultation begins

Plymouth City Council is inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve Charles Cross Roundabout. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key routes on Plymouth’s transport network, accommodates the majority of the city’s bus routes as well as high volumes of traffic. It is also well-used by […]


Traffic delays on Tavistock Road and Outland Road

We would like to apologise to people affected by delays on the A386 Tavistock Road and Outland Road today. In April we provided a short additional lane just after Sendall’s Way to help relieve congestion on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout during the Derriford Transport Scheme works. We will keep this temporary arrangement in place wherever […]


2018 school admission places open from Monday 4 September

September 2018 may seem ages away but if your child is due to start school you need to start the application process now. From Monday 4 September Plymouth City Council is taking applications from families whose children are due to start at: primary school for the first time in September 2018 junior school (having completed […]


Signal failure on Derriford Roundabout

Engineers are investigating an electrical fault that has affected all of the signals on Derriford Roundabout. People travelling along the A386 Tavistock Road are asked to take care, particularly pedestrians. We are working with Western Power Distribution to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency.


West End entrance to be made more inviting

An uninviting route into the West End of the City Centre looks set to be transformed with landscaping. The steep, unattractive concrete ramp leading from Western Approach is to be replaced with a path that will snake more gently down towards Market Way. The path will have handrails and be surrounded by coastal grass landscaping. […]


Bid for Heritage Action Zone submitted

Some of Plymouth’s unique buildings could be protected and preserved as part of an initiative designed to protect the city’s heritage as well as build new homes. The Council has applied to Historic England for grant funding and protection under a new ‘Heritage Action Zone’, which could unlock thousands of pounds to protect and restore […]


Send us your Central Park photos

  Photographic memories of Central Park are being sought as part of a project to improve Plymouth’s premier green space. In April, £2.5 million was earmarked for the park, bringing with it plans for a new café, toilets, changing rooms, improved and extended play and sport facilities, as well as new woodland and the restoration […]


Join the 70% of adults in Plymouth who do more than 30 minutes of exercise per week

                      37% of adults aged 40–60 in the South West walk less than ten minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace Evidence paper shows ten minutes of walking at a brisk intensity each day can help prevent cancer, heart disease and poor mental health […]


Building begins at Plymouth primary school

Work on Yealmpstone Farm Primary School is set to begin. When the £2.8 million works are complete, the Plympton-based school will be able to offer 420 places for local children; exactly double the 210 it can provide today. Contractors Ryearch Ltd will arrive at the school on Wednesday and will set up and prepare the […]


Life after the Armed Forces: Veterans recommend Plymouth’s Veterans’ Jobs Fair

Veterans who have successfully transitioned to new careers after leaving the armed forces are recommending a jobs fair in Plymouth next month. The event, which is the second annual jobs fair organised by Plymouth Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 September 2017 from 12pm […]


Criminal behaviour order for fly-tipper

A 28-year-old who ran ‘a man and his van’ rubbish disposal service then fly-tipped in and around Plymouth has been given a suspended prison sentence and a three year criminal behaviour order. Liam Donaldson, currently of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a charge of fly-tipping on 26 August and one offence of obstructing the […]


Look out for your household enquiry form

Forms are being posted to over 100,000 households across Plymouth as part of our annual electoral canvass, which checks the right people are registered to vote at each address. The household enquiry form is sent to every household in the UK and it is a legal requirement to check the details listed and respond – […]


Join in the fun at Central Park

Volunteers are being sought to help with the next stage of improvements to Central Park. A Central Park Improvements Community Day will take place on Saturday 26 August will give people an update on the work so far and the opportunity to view the concept designs for the play, café and community sports hub proposals. […]


All aboard for Real Time Passenger Information

  Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) systems have been installed at bus stops across Plymouth. The RTPI are upgraded versions of the system previously seen throughout the city centre and will be able to give accurate information on bus arrivals and departures. Some existing displays have been refurbished while more than half of the displays […]


Signal failures on Derriford roundabout

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into the evening rush hour. A number of the signals on Derriford Roundabout are currently not working. This is likely to cause congestion and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. The problem is also affecting […]


A-Level statement 2017

Students across Plymouth will be collecting A Level and other Post-16 results today and early indications look like a slight improvement on last year’s results. Plymouth’s schools, colleges and training provides offer a wide range of courses to students including; A Levels, technical courses and apprenticeships. Successful students will now find there are routes into […]


Independent investigation into election problems

The BBC is running a story on local television and radio today about the independent investigation into electoral administration problems in Plymouth this year. This investigation, which we commissioned jointly with the Electoral Commission, is still ongoing and it would be entirely inappropriate for us to comment without waiting for the full findings to be […]


New bigger litter bins installed across city

Larger multi-use bins have appeared in parks, on streets and playing fields over the past few months as part of the Council’s plan to keep the city cleaner and greener. The bigger bins can also be used for bagged dog waste, which makes it easier to collect and more cost-effective as a separate round won’t […]


Recycling centre set for makeover

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is set for a £200,000 upgrade. Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate residents using the site and plant vehicles. Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for […]


Better places and spaces coming to Plymouth City Centre

A multi-million pound project that will transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre has moved a step closer to becoming a reality. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to transform this key location to make sure that the city centre looks its best in time […]


Former Lord Mayor presents cheques to chosen charities

The Former Lord Mayor of Plymouth has presented two local charities with cheques totalling more than £8,000. Councillor Pauline Murphy, together with consort Councillor Brian Vincent, held a number of events during her year in office to raise money for the South West Mesothelioma Support Group and Frontline Veterans Support. Frontline Veterans Support helps veterans […]

Former Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy and consort Councillor Brian Vincent present cheques to representatives from Frontline Veterans Support and the South West Mesothelioma Support Group.

Projects to upgrade three libraries to get underway

Plymouth’s plan to transform and modernise its libraries is getting into gear with funding for the first set of improvement projects now approved. Meeting spaces are to be created in three existing libraries at Crownhill, Devonport and Southway so that the buildings can host a wider range of events to encourage people to use libraries […]


Working together to prevent tombstoning in Plymouth

Plymouth police and city council will be joining forces in a campaign aimed at preventing serious injury and death on the Hoe foreshore and other sites this summer. One man died from tombstoning in Plymouth in 2016 and many more have received serious injuries. Risks of tombstoning include: High risk of death or life-changing injuries […]


Crumbling stone pineapples to come down from Charles Church

Four giant stone pineapples – each weighing around a tonne – are to be taken down from the Charles Church tower as part of a maintenance project that’s now started on the important Grade I listed Plymouth monument. Contractors have set up on site of the church which is the city’s memorial to those who […]


Livewell Southwest win contract for Health Improvement

Livewell Southwest have been selected to continue to deliver health improvement services in Plymouth for at least the next three years. Livewell are Plymouth City Council’s current provider and after a competitive contract tendering process will continue to deliver a suite of integrated health improvement services that support the population of Plymouth to improve their […]


Work begins on Colin Campbell Court

Work on Colin Campbell Court has begun. Teams from Gilpin Demolition were on site on 8 August to begin bringing down three buildings on the corner of New George Street, which overlooks the court. Numbers 109, 111 and 113 have already been extensively surveyed and gutted inside in readiness for the heavy machinery. Plymouth City Council […]


Wind in the sails for the Mayflower trails

Plymouth’s plans to mark the sailing of the Mayflower as part of the 2020 global commemorations are now under starters orders. Three historic trails, which will form part of a national network of trails, will be created in Plymouth as part of a package of physical changes designed to bring to life the story of […]